AspectJ is an aspect-oriented extension created at PARC for the Java programming language. It is available in Eclipse Foundation open-source projects, both stand-alone and integrated into Eclipse. AspectJ has become the widely-used de-facto standard for AOP by emphasizing simplicity and usability for end users. It uses Java-like syntax and has included IDE integrations for displaying crosscutting structure since its initial public release in 2001.

AspectJ enables the clean modularization of crosscutting concerns such as: error checking and handling, synchronization, context-sensitive behavior, performance optimizations, monitoring and logging, debugging support, multi-object protocols.


• The AspectJ Programming Guide
• The AspectJ Development Environment Guide
• The AspectJ Problem Diagnosis Guide


• Eclipse AspectJ